- Julie and Landry prepare to leave for college.
- Tim has 3 months left in prison. His sentence was cut due to good behavior.
- Tami starts as the guidance counselor at East Dillon and is dismayed at how little attention is given to troubled students.
- Hastings Ruckle joins the team.
- Jess and Vince are going strong.
- Billy becomes an assistant coach to the Lions.
- Becky moves in with the Riggins family after fighting with her stepmother.
- Ruckle becomes the key to defeating the opponent's defense.
- The Lions beat the reigning state champions in their first game of the season.